In this debate I faced off against Ivan Eland of the DC-based Independent Institute and Ken O’Keefe, a former U.S. Marine who gave up his U.S. citizenship and now lives in London.
I had never heard of O’Keefe before the RT debate. I now know that calling him an “extremist” is an understatement. He claimed during the debate that 9/11 terrorist attacks were an asbestos-abatement conspiracy. This is a man who thinks Israel was behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He often makes vile comments attacking Israel and Jews. O’Keefe spoke at the anti-Semitic London Forum in April 2015, an event which featured several neo-Nazis. O’Keefe has embraced David Duke and constantly appears on Iran’s Press TV.
I believe O’Keefe has no standing to discuss American national security or constitutional issues. Based on his bizarre 9/11 beliefs and other activities, I question whether O’Keefe is qualified to discuss anything.